Inner struggle incites outward expression. Any Given Sin transfigure conflict into caustic and catchy hard rock punctuated by metallic intensity and alternative intimacy. The Maryland quartet—Victor Ritchie [vocals], Mike Conner [guitar], Rich Stevenson [bass], and Mike Showalter [drums]—encase these unrestrained emotions inside arena-size anthems with bold hooks and bludgeoning riffs. Amassing nearly 20 million streams, buzzing at radio, and building a devout fan base, the group perfect this pummeling and powerful style on their 2023 full-length debut LP, War Within [Mascot Records].
“We tried to hit a lot of vibes on this record as far as the content and context are concerned,” notes Ritchie. “For the most part, it’s all based around inner turmoil, but you’re moving forward. I hope you pick up on the message of never giving up.”
Over the years, the band’s grind yielded major traction as they tirelessly wrote, recorded, and honed a signature sound. In 2021, “Another Life” generated north of 5.2 million Spotify streams followed by “Dynamite” with 4.5 million Spotify streams. “Dynamite” and “Insidious” both cracked the Top 40 at Active Rock radio in addition to catapulting to #1 on SiriusXM, overtaking the fan-powered “Big ‘Uns Countdown.” Meanwhile, they also hit the studio with collaborators such as John Moyer of Disturbed and Trevor Kustiak of Evans Blue. Eventually, they met producer Chris Dawson [Saul] and found a creative kindred spirit.